This is from Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends program this morning, specifically from an interview of Obama administration energy czar Carol Browner. Anchor Steve Doocy has a simple question for Ms. Browner — whether or not she read the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. Here’s the transcript of the brief exchange:
STEVE DOOCY: “I know the bill is over 1,000 pages long. Have you have read it?”
CAROL BROWNER: “Oh, I’m very familiar with this bill.”
DOOCY: “Have you have read it?”
BROWNER: “We have obviously been watching this for a very long time. I am very …”
DOOCY: “I’m sure you’ve got an idea of it, but you have read it?”
BROWNER: “I’ve read major portions of it, absolutely.”
DOOCY: “So the answer is no, you haven’t read it. But you’ve read a big chunk of it.”
BROWNER: “No, no, no. That’s not fair. That’s absolutely not fair.”
DOOCY: “No, I’m just asking you if you read the thousand pages.”
BROWNER: “I’ve read vast portions of it.”
I know that many of you look at this cap-and-trade bill as a disaster. Obviously, it is. But it also presents the GOP with an opportunity to take power back in 2010 and beyond. When energy prices soar and when people start to lose jobs, Republicans across the country need to bring out short videos like this one to point out how the Democrats have squandered the American economy in an effort to grab power.
We need to be relentless on this one. They’re handing us the ammunition on a daily basis. Let’s make sure we use it.